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Michel Gilbert DARRAS

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Michel Gilbert DARRAS, French Senator. Commander of Commercial Merit; Commander of Craft Merit.

Background

DARRAS, Michel Gilbert was born on March 5, 1924 in Cuinchy, Pas-de-Calais, France. Parents: Charles Darras and Lucie Darras (née Parent).

Education

Saint-Omer High School. Louis-le-Grand High School, Paris. Saint-Louis High School.

Paris; Ecole Polytechnique, diploma.

Career

Technical adviser to officer of B. Chochoy, M. Lemaire and A. Conte (Secretaries of State for Industry and Commerce), 1956-1957. Departmental Councillor for Arras-Sud canton, 1961, re-elected 1967, 1973, 1979 and 1985. 1st Vicechairman of Departmental Council for Pas-de-Calais, since 1964.

Senator for Pas-de-Calais, 1965, re-elected 1974 and 1983. Deputy Mayor of Arras, 1965-1971. Regional Councillor since 1974, and Vice-Chairman of Regional Council for Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 1979-1983.

Member of Craft Merit and Commercial Merit Council, 1957. Engineer. Electricité de France - Gaz de France, 1947. Head of Gas Service, Arras-Amiens Distribution Centre of EDF-GDE.

Connections

Spouse Nelly Vergote, 1949. Children: Dominique (deed.), Pierre, Brigitte.